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Santa María del Río in Municipality of Santa María del Río, San Luis Potosí, Mexico — The Northeast (and Central Highlands)
 

Santísimo Chapel

 
 
Santísimo Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
1. Santísimo Chapel Marker
Inscription.  

Capilla del Santísimo
Es una de las obras arquitectónicas más importantes de Santa María del Río. Se encuentra en la Parroquia de la Asunción y su construcción es de taracería, herencia y homenaje a los artesanos de esta ciudad. En su interior se puede admiar un hermoso decorado estilo gótico dispuesto en el año de 1876.

La capilla es de planta de cruz latina con bóvedas de aristas decoradas en blanco y oro, luciendo delicados ornamentos y con un bonito altar hacia el lado izquierdo. La cúpula descansa en una base octagonal, que a su vez descansa en un rectángulo que en sus esquinas cuenta con cuatro retablos en los que se encontraban las imágenes de San Alfonso, San Tarciso, Santa Imelda y San Pascual, que ahora se han perdido por completo por el paso de los años y a causa de la humedad y falta de ventilación. El piso original de incrustaciones fue sustituido por el actual de mosaico en 1942.

English:
Santísimo Chapel
This is one of the most important architectural works of Santa María del Río. It is in the Parish Church of the Assumption and its construction is of inlaid work,
Santísimo Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
2. Santísimo Chapel Marker
The marker can be seen here to the right, attached to the wall of the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption).
inheritance and homage to the artisans of this city. In its interior a beautiful decoration in gothic style, as inclined in the year of 1876, can be admire.

The chapel is in the shape of a Latin cross with groin vaulting decorated in gold and white, with exquisitely delicate ornaments and with a beautiful altar on the left side. The dome rests on an octagonal base which in turn rests on a rectangle which at its corners has four altarpieces, once displaying the images of San Alfonso, San Tarciso, Santa Imelda and San Pascual, which have now completely vanished due to the passage of time, humidity, and lack of ventilation. The original floor was made of incrustations but was replaced by the current tile floor in 1942.
 
Location. 21° 48.034′ N, 100° 44.143′ W. Marker is in Santa María del Río, San Luis Potosí, in Municipality of Santa María del Río. Marker is on Calle Pascual M. Hernández Segura just west of Niños Héroes del 47, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa María del Río, San Luis Potosí 79560, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building of the Convents of Santa María del Río (here, next to this marker); Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption (within
The nearby Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
3. The nearby Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
shouting distance of this marker); Dividing Line Between Otomíes and Guachichiles (within shouting distance of this marker); Hidalgo Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Franciscan Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Martín Bautista Square (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Primo Feliciano Velázquez Rodríguez (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa María del Río.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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